How to keep external drives awake?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by majordude, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020


    Apr 28, 2007
    I have a Firewire 800 drive and a USB... both drives go to sleep and I can't keep them on.

    I have gone to System Preferences > Energy Saver > "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible"... and have that unchecked.

    Grrr! :mad:
  2. JPT macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006
    I find this rather annoying too. The setting in System Prefs is just for the internal drives.

    Other than that I don't know how to not make it sleep. Other than constantly having information going to and from it :p
  3. Helfeather macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Um, well, I don't know if this will help but;

    I use a Seagate external and I use Windows on my Mac.

    The software w/ Seagate came w/ utilities options that allowed me to adjust the sleep interval of it.

    I changed the sleep time from '15 minutes' to 'Never'.

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